Sep 21, 2010 12:00am EDT
canada. and i did that before i ever began to walk down toward the oval office. >> larry: wow. did that come up in the campaign, that issue? >> no, it never did. no. >> larry: but you knew you were going to do it? >> yes, i knew i was going to do it. a lot of people that were families of those men and a few women, i think, who went to canada and they were -- they wanted to come back home so i issued a blanket pardon for them. i got some criticism, obviously. a lot of folks thought they should be executed for treason and to forth. >> larry: it's funny -- not funny but that you are here on the opening day of the u.n. opening and your book is published at the same time and that iran is in the news. we'll be talking to president ahmadinejad on wednesday. >> all right. >> larry: and now we have this lady held more than a year on spying charges and iran says they want eight arrested iranians released. what do you make of all of this? >> well, first of all, i think we ought to keep maximum communication with leaders and their nations with whom we disagree. and i know that president obama
Sep 3, 2010 9:00pm EDT
, where are you from? you from canada somewhere. where you from? no, it's really an attack on mexicans. and also i think that they're going to change the policy. because once people realize that they're going to have to start taking care of their own babies and cutting their own grass and stuff, they'll welcome them back. trust me. >> larry: wanda scored a lot of laughs as the featured entertainer at last year's white house correspondents dinner in washington. she took some flack from these and other jokes about rush limbaugh. watch. >> rush limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails. so you're saying, you hope america fails? i don't care about people losing their home, jobs. soldiers in iraq. he just wants the country to fail. to me, that's treason. he's not saying anything differently than what osama bin laden is saying. you might want to look into this, sir, because i think rush limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was just so strung out on oxycontin he missed his flight. come on. too much? okay. >> larry: you think you went a little too far there? >> not at all. not at all.
Sep 16, 2010 12:00am EDT
, where you could learn a lot by seeing what's happening in states like canada and other places where they have brought television in, and that might calm fears. >> larry: okay. i'd like to see it. i know you can't comment on cases that might come before you and we've got this whole mosque thing going on in new york. but there's no doubt that pastor jones, little church in florida, had the right, he has the right, to burn the koran, doesn't he? >> yeah. i said it depends what analogy you use. the most one analogous case is there was -- you have the right to burn an american flag as a symbol. >> larry: that was a 5-4 ruling, though. >> i wasn't there. >> larry: scalia wrote i think the majority -- >> he did. he did. >> larry: luz that make us a great country? >> it helps. it helps. it says that in this respect i understand the -- it's awful. i once saw a flag being burned during that vietnam period. do you remember? >> larry: sure. >> and i didn't know i would have this physical reaction. i had a physical reaction of revulsion. i couldn't stand it. we're talking earlier, i had been in